SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento teachers officially have a new contract with the district.

The Sacramento City Teachers Association ratified the contract on Thursday, with 98 percent of the union voting in favor of the new agreement.

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Teachers and staff went on strike in March after talks over a new deal fell apart.

“We took a principled stand that every student deserves to have a teacher in the classroom,” SCTA President David Fisher said in a statement.

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The strike lasted for over a week but ended on Sunday when the unions and Sacramento City Unified School District reached a tentative agreement.

In the contract ratified on Thursday, workers will be getting a 4 percent salary increase and a 3 percent one-time stipend for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. Workers will also be getting one-time payments of $1,250 for the current school year.

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Substitutes who filled in for absent teachers this year will also be getting a 25 percent rate increase. Substitutes who test positive or show symptoms of COVID-19 will also get 14 more sick days.